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Threat to US From EMP

Threat to US From EMP

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 Report of the Commission to Assess theThreat to the United States fromElectromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack 
Volume 1: Executive Report  2004
Dr. John S. Foster, Jr.Mr. Earl GjeldeDr. William R. Graham (Chairman)Dr. Robert J. HermannMr. Henry (Hank) M. KluepfelGEN Richard L. Lawson, USAF (Ret.)Dr. Gordon K. SoperDr. Lowell L. Wood, Jr.Dr. Joan B. Woodard
Public Law 106-398, Title XIVSEC. 1402. DUTIES OF COMMISSION(a)
Review of EMP Threat. The Commission shall assess:(1) the nature and magnitude of potential high-altitude EMP threats to theUnited States from all potentially hostile states or non-state actors thathave or could acquire nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles enablingthem to perform a high-altitude EMP attack against the United Stateswithin the next 15 years;(2) the vulnerability of United States military and especially civiliansystems to an EMP attack, giving special attention to vulnerability of thecivilian infrastructure as a matter of emergency preparedness;(3) the capability of the United States to repair and recover from damageinflicted on United States military and civilian systems by an EMP attack;and(4) the feasibility and cost of hardening select military and civiliansystems against EMP attack.(b)
Recommendation. The Commission shall recommend any steps it believesshould be taken by the United States to better protect its military and civiliansystems from EMP attack.The findings and recommendations presented in this report are the independent judgments of this Commission and should not be attributed to any other people ororganizations. This report presents the unanimous views of the Commissioners.

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